IBOR

Spotlight on Engage – Enter PBOR

Rich Mailhos, Product Manager, Eagle Investment Systems


Investment firms should be well versed in the value afforded through a data-centric investment book of record. An IBOR, most well know, centralizes and automates a firm’s investment data to allow for one consolidated view into both start-of-day and intra-day investment positions. It differs from an ABOR, or accounting book of record, in that it’s less focused on the historical data needed for end-of-day bookkeeping and designed for real-time needs, such as collateral and cash management, exposure reporting and compliance. Where an IBOR can sometimes fall short, however, is when the front office tries to stretch its functionality to provide performance and attribution data or perform comprehensive risk analysis.

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Spotlight on Engage – Locking in on IBOR’s Moving Target

Paul McInnis, Director of Product Strategy, Data Management, Eagle Investment Systems


The concept of an Investment Book of Record, or an IBOR, has been around for years, as Eagle has been offering IBOR solutions as part of our Data Management platform for over a decade now. More recently, however, we have witnessed a renewed buzz around the concept, which has created some unwanted side effects. While this added attention has motivated investment firms to explore how an IBOR might apply to their business, the very definition of what an IBOR is has become convoluted. Ironically, this industry buzz has led to more confusion and less understanding around the acute business needs that demand an IBOR solution.
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Defining IBOR at TSAM

Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠


Last week I had the privilege of sitting on a panel discussion at the 2014 TSAM New York conference.

The theme of the panel was the Investment Book of Record (IBOR), a subject I have written about on this blog before. IBOR is one of the hottest topics in the financial industry and something many firms are looking to implement as they recognize the business benefits it can bring. Read More…

Are you ready to support IBOR?

Rob Erman, Managing Director, Head of Global Professional Services, Eagle Investment Systems


There has been a lot of press surrounding IBOR and as my colleague Marc Firenze mentioned in his article in Wall Street and Technology, achieving an accurate and consistent IBOR can prove elusive for some investment management firms. Assuming that they get past the daunting task of defining what IBOR means to them, they need an actionable plan to implement that solution. In our experience, the implementation can be achieved by holding key constituents accountable and monitoring their readiness. Since quality data is the foundation for these types of initiatives, we have developed a data-driven readiness assessment based on six key pillars. Read More…

Eagle Consultant and Analyst Briefing

Greg Farrington, US Sales Director


Last week we hosted a meeting to discuss our strategy and current industry trends with an audience of analysts and consultants. The meeting was very well attended with over 50 participants in the room and was interactive with a high level of engagement and participation from those in the audience.

The meeting focused on the challenges facing the industry, the technology solutions investment managers are looking for and how Eagle is responding to those demands. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of these have data management issues at their core and can be addressed by the data-centric model on which Eagle was founded. The data-centric approach is integrated in everything we do and is one that is only becoming more relevant when I look at the issues facing our clients. Read More…

A Single Version of the Truth: Using Eagle Data Management to Implement a Data-Centric Solution to Support Investment Decisions

Joel Kornblum, Managing Director, Regional Sales Director


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AIMCo Case Study

Today we released a new client case study, A Single Version of the Truth: Using Eagle Data Management to Implement a Data-Centric Solution to Support Investment Decisions, outlining our recent success with Eagle Data Management client, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). AIMCo, one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers, recently achieved ‘go live’ status with “AIMCo Innovations,” a multi-year, multi-million dollar business transformation impacting people, process and technology, and moving to a state-of-the-art operating platform driven by data. Read More…

The Challenges and Solutions for the Production of an IBOR

Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠


IBOR Whitepaper

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of sitting on a panel at a breakfast meeting in New York hosted by Waters Technology to discuss best practices and guidelines for the development of an effective IBOR capability.

IBOR has become an increasingly valuable tool for investment managers in recent years as they face a burgeoning volume of information and the need to meet new financial regulations. However, inflexible portfolio management infrastructures are hindering many firms’ abilities to adapt to these organizational and market changes with the effective and efficient production of an IBOR. Read More…

The Investment Book of Record (IBOR)

Mal Cullen, Head of the Americas and Eagle ACCESS℠


As the investment management landscape has become more complicated and sophisticated, the need for the front-office to have access to timely and accurate data has become increasingly important. This has led to a resurgence of interest in technology that can produce an Investment Book of Record (IBOR); a set of investment data that is maintained with the primary purpose of supplying timely and accurate data to the front office of an investment manager to support the investment decision process. Read More…

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